New Cross November meeting: What can we do about inequality?

When: Thursday 1st November 2018, 7.30pm
Where: New Cross (map)

What can we do about inequality in society?
Can anything be done to build a society based on genuine humanity?

A talk by Robert Ashby, former chair of Humanists UK

A year ago Robert Ashby spoke to SELHuG about how human societies throw up elites that dominate them. The elites create justifications for their entitlement like being more deserving or more clever. It enables them to govern and strip out the gains from economic activity, and maintain control. The poorer sections of society find themselves in a totally asymmetric financial and power struggle that seems designed to hold them back.

Now he returns to focus on what can be done about it, in order to create societies based on equality, creativity and genuine humanity.

Please join us for Robert’s talk, followed by discussion.


Robert Ashby is the former Chair of Humanists UK, serving on the Board of Trustees between 2003 and 2016. He is an entrepreneur in the IT sector, having been director and financial advisor to some of the fastest growing small technology companies in the UK. Today he is a technology business mentor and developer, with directorships of five tech start-up companies. His other passion is photography and he now works on projects combining photography and writing that address human social and cultural issues.